Discussion Questions for Ghost in Your Genes NOVA Video

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Discussion Questions for NOVA: Ghost in Your Genes Transcript for video: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcripts/3413_genes.html 1. Define the following terms: genome, epigenome, and epigenetics. 2. How can the genome and epigenome be changed within a single person? Which one is easier to change? 3. Chris and Pat are identical twins. How similar are their genome and epigenome at birth and at age 75? What might account for any differences? 4. What were the major findings from the Swedish study of famine?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. What were the major findings from the rat study conducted by Michael Skinner? What implication would this study have for studies examining the intergenerational transmission of antisocial behavior? 6. If human development (e.g., temperament, sex roles, sexuality) is tied to epigenetics and it is relatively easy to turn on/off the genes that shape development, where do we draw the line in changing human beings?...
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